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John Walter "Johnny" Pierce
Birth: Mar. 13, 1921
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: May 25, 1962
Harvey
Cook County
Illinois, USA

John was the oldest child of Henry Harris Pierce and Eva Irene Hanes. John served in the US Army during World War II; he was assigned to 681 MP Escort, Guard Depot Company. He did a tour of duty in North Africa. He was a prisoner of war in one of Rommel's infamous hot boxes. John came home from the war and worked for a time at the Illinois Central Rail Road as a lineman. He never married. He dated red-haired Edna for years, everyone thought they would marry. Edna understood John like no one else, except his mother. He lived at his parents home in Richton Park, Illinois until his death. He was a gentle giant and was loved by all who knew him.

BIRTH RECORDS: Certificate# 112-21-63523: Cook County, Illinois

ENLISTED RECORD: of John W. Pierce: Kennedy General Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee served 7 July 1942 - 6 March 1944 Honorable Discharge Physical condition when discharged was listed as poor.

DEATH RECORDS: CERTIFICATE: #16.34/157: Illinois - Cook County

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 Parents:
  Henry Harris Pierce (1895 - 1958)
  Eva Irene Hanes Pierce (1898 - 1966)
 
 Siblings:
  John Walter Pierce (1921 - 1962)
  Mary Elizabeth Pierce (1922 - 2012)*
  Nancy Jane Pierce Logan-Graham (1925 - 1982)*
  Henry Harris Pierce (1928 - 2000)*
  Edwin Frank Pierce (1930 - 1958)*
  David Albert Pierce (1932 - 1985)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Death-Age: 41 years, 2 months and 12 days
 
Burial:
Skyline Memorial Park
Monee
Will County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Christus Section: 193-C; space 1
 
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Record added: Sep 18, 2003
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Uncle John, a day does not pass without thoughts of you.
- M. Richards
 Added: Jul. 18, 2014

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